Northern Arizona Truck Accident Kills Passenger, Injures Others

Northern Arizona Truck Accident Kills Passenger, Injures OthersIn the morning hours of Monday, October 31, a one-vehicle accident left one person dead and three others with serious injury, Fox News 5 reports.

According to the news source, the single-vehicle crash occurred in Mohave County, Arizona, just southeast of Las Vegas Valley. The Mohave County Sheriff's office told the media outlet that the pick-up truck was being driven by 26-year-old William Graham, and was traveling in the westbound lanes of Courtwright Road in Mohave, Arizona, shortly before 12:30 a.m. when Graham allegedly lost control of the vehicle.

The truck then flipped and continued to roll until coming to a stop near St. George Road, police said. In the crash, the driver and the front seat passenger, 44-year-old Jeffery Jay Driesen, were ejected from the vehicle and landed on the road. Two other passengers in the truck also suffered injuries in the accident, the media outlet stated.

Driesen, who was from Mohave Valley, had to be rushed to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas via medical helicopter, but died a short time later from the injuries he received.

First responders to the accident brought Graham to Valley View Medical Center, where he was treated and released, police officials told the news source. The remaining two passengers were treated by emergency medical technicians at the scene and released a short time later.

Although police deputies stated that alcohol had been found in the cab of the truck, it is not certain whether it played a role in the crash. However, an investigation into the accident is ongoing.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were a total of 106,177 traffic accidents throughout the state in 2010, 698 of which resulted in fatalities.